2015 in Review & Happy New Year!

🎉 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!  🎉
May your new year be blessed with peace, love and joy.

Happy New Year 2016

WordPress has prepared a cool 2015 annual report for my blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 38,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Free ready to print Halloween Cut-out Boxes!

Check out these cool Halloween cut-out boxes I came across while searching for some Halloween recipes. Simply download the file and print them out! They’ll look awesome as goodie bags for my candies 🙂

I have included the links to the download page below.

halloween cut out box 1 halloween cut out box 2 halloween cut out box 3

Download Links:
1st Box | 2nd Box | 3rd Box

How to Take Good Shots of Food With Your Smartphone

Fleeting Colors

It is really amazing that how food colors matter to our appetite. I always love food with bright colors, and green color is a plus because green food is usually healthy. Years ago, I took a photography class, in which we learned how to take food photography. There are many useful tips, such as use wider aperture to avoid blurry spot, or make color adjustments with professional image processing software (e.g. Photoshop). However, when we are going out with friends, there are great chances that we don’t have any digital camera in hand or we don’t have time to do post-processing. But luckily, we have smartphones. I’m not sure if Samsung smart phones have a great camera, but I think iPhone’s fifth and sixth generations have good enough cameras. Below are three photos that I took with iPhone6.IMG_3399

  1. Natural light

Natural light is extremely important especially when you only have a smart…

View original post 326 more words

Blossoming Buckwheat Flowers

Buckwheat Flowers Season

Fly with me, just like a bird

The strong buckwheat slash picturesque stretches on rocky plateau of Dong Van – Ha Giang province. White light pink and tiny, wing bunched up into a cone shape, with three triangular face, keep you in the middle of a county Buckwheat. The leaves are also little vague three blue corner.

Every year in October, the young people started to ask each other, “When the Buckwheat bloom?”. Journey to Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Cao Bang – three famous with “flowers” Buckwheat – become hot on the social networking site.

You have to arrange the schedule for the blossoming Buckwheat season yet?
Time: With traffic conditions quite well today, two days and three night weekend is can arrange a sightseeing cruise is pretty stable. Note check time information blooming Buckwheat to get a ride “no eyes” and full of color.

Normally flowers bloom in late May will 10, beginning in November…

View original post 161 more words

Say cheese? The etiquette around photographing your food

Sugar to Honey Conversion Chart

Here’s a handy chart  for when you need to convert sugar into honey in your recipes. 🙂

sugar-conversion-chart-

Image source from The Gracious Pantry

♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

Happy Valentines Day

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. It is a day of love, appreciation and exchanging of gifts, but the best gift of all are those that comes from the heart.